Best of Washtenaw 2017 – Local Color

. June 1, 2017.
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Local Non Profit:

Humane Society of Huron Valley
3100 Cherry Hill Rd
734-662-5585 | hshv.org
Runner-up: Food Gatherers

Best Charity:

Humane Society of Huron Valley
3100 Cherry Hill Rd
734-662-5585 | hshv.org
Runner-up: Food Gatherers

Public Servant:

Amanda Edmonds, Mayor of Ypsilanti
Runner-up: Christopher Taylor, Mayor of Ann Arbor

Suburban Downtown:

Chelsea
Runner-up: Ypsilanti

Annual Event:

A2SF Top of the Park
Runner-up: HSHV Walk & Wag

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Mothers, Tell Your Daughters

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